Iran president hails leader’s support for administration

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani acknowledged the support of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei for his cabinet, and vowed to press ahead with plans to boost the country’s economy and safeguard its interests in the nuclear talks with world powers.

In a Sunday letter to Ayatollah Khamenei, President Rouhani thanked the Leader for his backing for the administration.

In a message on the occasion of Nowruz on Saturday morning, Ayatollah Khamenei designated the new Iranian year as “The Year of Government and Nation, Empathy and Harmony.”

Elsewhere in his letter, President Rouhani praised the Leader’s emphasis on the necessity for strengthening the country’s economy and stimulating investment by reliance on the internal forces and capacities.

Rouhani said his administration is encouraged to push ahead with the policies to improve trade and business, support domestic production and counter corruption and smuggling.

He also thanked Imam Khamenei’s support for the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany), stressing that his administration is duty bound to safeguard the country’s national interests in the talks.

In the new year message, Ayatollah Khamenei had underlined the necessity for closer cooperation between nation and government, noting that in a bid to meet the slogan of the new year, both government and people “should trust each other and work together sincerely”.

Pointing to causes and dreams of the Iranian nation this year, including economic development, regional and international power and dignity, real scientific leaps, judicial and economic justice, faith and spirituality, Ayatollah Khamenei stressed that all these dreams can be fulfilled given the Iranian nation’s capacity and the policies pursued by the Islamic system.

By Tasnim News Agency